Born on the 13th of June, 1974, in Wimbledon, London to Canadian-American parents. Most people know Stephen Gilchrist Glover by his stage name Steve-O. He is best known as a member of MTV’s most successful prank series “Jackass.” Steve-O gained popularity in doing dangerous and self-inflicting injuries. His eccentric nature landed him several gigs in the entertainment industry from Jackass interconnected films, the Wildboyz series, to releasing Don’t Try This at Home – DVD. You may be wondering just how rich is Steve-O? The Squander will tell you how much Steve O Net Worth is and some shocking details about him.
Steve-O travelled and lived in different countries mainly because of his father’s work as an executive of Pepsi-Cola. His father’s career forced the family as a result of his postings to move around a lot during Steve’s childhood. By the time when he was 12 years old, he had already lived in five countries. When he returned to London, Steve-O studied at the American School of London. However, Steve-O transferred and jumped from one school to another because of poor grades, misconducts, or simply dropping out. Steve-O finally got his degree in 1997 and graduated from Ringling Brothers, Barnum & Bailey Clown College.
Steve-O started working as a clown and a stuntman before being noticed by Jeff Tremaine who invited him to be part of Jackass. He married and got divorced twice, first to Candy-Jane Tucker in 2002 and to Brittany McGraw in 2006.
However, the exciting career of Steve-O suddenly faded in 2008 when he publicly admitted his drug-use, bipolar disorder, and suicidal tendencies. Steve-O underwent medical treatment and was also placed in a psychiatric hold.
Steve O is a man who has lived past the time of extreme depression and drug abuse. The Jackass star has seen a rollercoaster of ups and downs over the course of his life.
The highs about his life include an award-winning TV show, a massive fan base that loves, admires him and all the cash he has stacked throughout his successful career being a top-notch prankster.
However, things were not always on his side. Steve O has battled with mental health issues and had extreme drug abuse. He found himself admitted to a psychiatric institute. He had been taking high amounts of cocaine, alcohol, ketamine, PCP and a dangerous amount of nitrous oxide.
However, he didn’t want to end up a failure and got himself checked into rehab. He’s now a full decade sober. He has mentioned a number of times that two of his rescue dogs, Walter and Bernie, were a huge part in getting him back to his life. He told the US Weekly on his fifth sobriety anniversary “I just think back to before I had my dogs and my life must have been just so empty. I shouldn’t say empty, but I can’t believe how much those little sons of bitches have enriched my life.”
He further added, “It’s so good for a guy like me to have a priority that’s not myself and have a regimen and discipline and responsibility that’s all very healthy.”
After his interest in the animal right reservation, he has turned himself into veganism. In June, he made public that he was in the best shape of his life, which is the result of his vegan diet. “For my birthday this year, I decided to get in the best shape I’ve ever been in,” he posted on Instagram.
On his 10th anniversary of sobriety, he took his shot by thanking his former Jackass buddies for all their help in bringing him back from the edge where he almost lost his life. “Hard to believe it’s been an entire decade since I’ve had a drink or a drug,” he wrote, posting a photo standing alongside with alcohol and nitrous oxide capsules. “I just can’t put into words how grateful I am for @realjknoxville and the rest of the guys who locked me up in a psychiatric ward on the 9th of March, 2008, where this journey began. Thank you, dudes, I love you.”
Now, it seems that he has overcome the hindrances that were taking him away from his purpose and back living life to the fullest. He posted photos of him revealing how much he has changed in the last six years – and apparently, he does look better than ever before.
Steve-O is a brilliant stuntman-comedian-actor who just never ran out of ideas and pranks to share to the public. Aside from the reality show, Jackass films were a huge hit adding to Steve-O’s fortune. Wildboyz and Don’t Try This at Home DVD’s and its tours contributed to his wealth as well. Steve-O also appeared in several TV shows like The Howard Stern Show, Love Island, and The Dean Blundell Show which helped Steve-O net worth to rise steadily. Steve-O also has 2 YouTube channels with over 4 million subscribers.
After recovering from his substance abuse and depressive state, Steve-O made a comeback by starring in Jackass 3D and writing his autobiography called Professional Idiot: A Memoir. Presently, Steve-O is performing live stand-up shows. He is also earning from his YouTube channel by actively posting videos which are mostly pranks and stunts. Steve-O net worth is decent from success of his entertainment career, which began in the late 90s and his present live shows and YouTube channels. He has since worked on a number of other jackass films and was named the best selling artist for his memoir ‘Professional Idiot’.
As of 2019, observing all the success he has achieved over his career span more than two decades, We’ve estimated Steve O Net Worth 2019 to be in the ballpark of $2.5 to $3 million.
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Last updated: 9th May, 2019